Historical drama series Outlander first burst onto screens in 2013, serving as an adaptation from American writer Diana Gabaldon’s best-selling novel series. The show has grown in popularity over the years and turned its leads Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe into mega-stars. However, could the show be coming to an end soon?
Will Outlander be cancelled?
The fantasy time travel drama has been given a 75 percent of facing the axe, according to the figures gathered by CasinoCountdown.
However, Outlander is a 25 percent chance of getting renewed by American broadcaster Starz.
The figures from CasinoCountdown were compiled using a combination of data from IMDb, Google Trends and online SEO tool Ahrefs Keyword Explorer.
The firm looked at the number of seasons, award wins, nominations, IMDb ratings, among other things and cross-referenced this with similar shows to Outlander to get cancellation and renewal percentages.
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Season six of Outlander is also tentatively looking to start up amid the coronavirus pandemic, which delayed filming.
Starz is most likely to announce any renewal decisions once Outlander season six has aired and the viewing figures come in, which means viewers might not hear any news until 2021 at the earliest.
Outlander is just one of many shows analysed with the stats showing Netflix programmes are in fact more likely to be cancelled than series from other broadcasters and streaming platforms.
For instance, Netflix’s fantasy epic The Witcher starring Henry Cavill was given an 87 percent chance of cancellation.
The Umbrella Academy was also given an 87 percent chance, while thriller You came in at 81 percent chance of getting the chop.
From the figures, shows which had more seasons had a lower chance of cancellation including Grey’s Anatomy, which will premiere season 17 soon, and American Horror Story with season 10 hitting screens this autumn as well as getting a triple renewal from FX in early 2020.
Teen favourite on The CW Riverdale was also in the firing line at 84 percent chance of ending.
Shows on the other end of the cancellation spectrum and most likely to be renewed include Stranger Things at 55 percent, Black Mirror at 41 percent and Dead To Me at 39 percent.
Netflix usually announces any cancellations at the end of a quarter when they announce news of growth to their shareholders and investors.
The streamer, which rarely releases viewing figures, will sometimes share the best-performing shows and confirm those which have got the axe.
Most recently, the Hilary Swank space series Away was canned while Cobra Kai and American Murder: The Family Next Door were big hits.
Outlander seasons 1 to 5 are streaming on Amazon Prime Video